Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wake Wednesday - Saving Oberlin

"Oberlin was not part of Raleigh. It was a proud freestanding, self-sufficient community of former slaves, free blacks, and their descendants, founded after the Civil War. In 1914, a New York newspaper described Oberlin as 'a unique little village of nearly twelve hundred inhabitants. The neat-looking buildings are artistically painted, and the front yards are planted with rose bushes and other shrubberies.' Oberlin actually surpassed Raleigh on some measures of homeownership and education."
Visit the N&O for Myrick Howard's account of saving the Hall House and the Graves home, formerly known as Oakcrest and the families they housed.


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Monday, November 18, 2019

Online Learning Opportunity - DNA Day, December 7

Florida State Genealogical Society will offer a Fall Virtual DNA Conference on Saturday, Dec 7 from 9am until 4:30pm EST. Five speakers, five sessions. (On demand viewing available with registration for two weeks after the live sessions.)

Speakers include;
Blaine Bettinger
Diahan Southard
Angie Bush
Mary Eberle
Judy G. Russell

Visit FlSGS for pricing and details here.

Looks like a great way to get smarter with out even leaving your sofa!



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Saturday, November 16, 2019

November update from Upchurch and Allied Families.

Attention all Upchurches and kin -

Visit the link for the latest news, including details on the Dec. 19  Open House in Cary, a really great covered wagon story from Robert Harrell Upchurch and a really wonderful Thanksgiving memory from Cindy Hale.

https://uafaupchurchandalliedfamilies.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/Nov2019Newsletter.pdf

The new newsletter format is really attractive. Great job from Cindy Hale.


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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wake Wednesday - Oakwood Cemetery

For today's Wake Wednesday post I must refer you to the NC Museum of History's blog for their post on the Untold History of Oakwood Cememtery. How did a parcel of land set aside for the final rest of the South's fallen soldiers get is start? Please click through and read the story.

Guest Blog: The Untold History of Oakwood Cemetery